Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district since The district includes all of Minneapolis and some of its suburbs. In , she was elected to the U. House of Representatives , marking a number of historic electoral firsts: she is the first Somali-American , the first naturalized citizen from Africa, and the first non-white woman elected from Minnesota, and one of the first two Muslim women along with Rashida Tlaib of Michigan to serve in Congress. Omar is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and has advocated for a living wage , affordable housing and universal healthcare , student loan debt forgiveness , the protection of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , and abolishing U. She has strongly opposed the immigration policies of the Trump administration , including the Trump travel ban.
Parent article: List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people ; Siblings:. This is a partial list of confirmed famous people who were or are gay , lesbian or bisexual. Famous people who are simply rumored to be gay, lesbian or bisexual, are not listed. The historical concept, definition and terminology of sexual orientation varies and has changed greatly over time; for example the word "gay" wasn't used to describe sexual orientation until the mid 20th century. A number of different classification schemes have been used to describe sexual orientation since the midth century, and scholars have often defined the term "sexual orientation" in divergent ways. Indeed, several studies have found that much of the research about sexual orientation has failed to define the term at all, making it difficult to reconcile the results of different studies.
Same-sex marriage in the United States expanded from one state in to all fifty states in through various state court rulings, state legislation, direct popular votes, and federal court rulings. Same-sex marriage is also referred to as gay marriage , while the political status in which the marriages of same-sex couples and the marriages of opposite-sex couples are recognized as equal by the law is referred to as marriage equality. The fifty states each have separate marriage laws , which must adhere to rulings by the Supreme Court of the United States that recognize marriage as a fundamental right that is guaranteed by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution , as first established in the landmark civil rights case of Loving v.
LGBT individuals still face some challenges, particularly in the Bible belt and rural areas. Sexual activity between consenting adults and adolescents of a close age of the same sex has been legal nationwide since Lawrence v. Texas